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Spring Break Plans: The 13 Best Luxury Rentals

Ready, set, jet.<p>Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect spot to host a girls' trip, a romantic getaway, or are just looking to escape the polar vortex, shacking up at one of these homes away from home is sure to satisfy your need for some much-deserved R&R. See what luxury estates, beachfront …

Why Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup Is The Perfect Recipe For Busy Weeknights

Here's how I rate easy weeknight soups: <b>Do I already have the ingredients?</b> Put me in front of a cutting board and a stove (or, in this case, a slow …

How To Make The Best Slow Cooker Meals

If you're a busy cook, you'll appreciate the set-it-and-forget-it convenience of making meals in the slow cooker. A few easy tips help you get the …

How to Eat Like Marc Jacobs: 3 Fall Soup Recipes From His Personal Chef

healthy soup<p>As the brisk winds of fall ease into winter, we begin to crave warmth—and one tasty solution comes in the form of a hot, hearty soup. It can be tough, however, to strike the right balance between richness and nourishment, which is why we turned to Lauren Gerrie, cofounder of BigLittle …

Vegetarian Bolognese Recipe: because life is good

<b>Jessica Levinson shares her recipe for the easiest and tastiest vegetarian bolognese sauce of all time. No elastic pants necessary.</b><p>Love lentils? So …

8 Lip Products That Are Perfect If You Hate Wearing Lipstick

Believe it or not, there are many of us out there who just plain hate wearing lipstick. From chalky formulas, having to reapply it throughout the …

At Under 400 Calories, These Slow-Cooker Meals Equal Weight-Loss Success

Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race, but slow and steady also makes it happen when it comes to low-calorie meals. Dust off the ol' slow cooker and whip up these meals — full of flavor, fiber, and protein, and all under 400 calories.

15 slang phrases you’ll need to know in South Africa

1. Shame!<p>This is an endearing term that is used by South Africans in just about every social situation. Seriously, when in doubt, just say “Ag shame” …

Crockpot Balsamic Beef with Rosemary | Lauren's Latest

<i>This Crockpot Balsamic Beef with Rosemary is the easiest, most flavorful meat stew out there! Only a few ingredients needed for this filling,</i> …

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10 Slow-Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes to Warm Your Body and Soul

The slow cooker is as close as it gets to a magical elf that takes care of dinner. Some recipes require a lightning round of stovetop prep; others demand little more work than combining all the ingredients.<p>Whole ham hocks and a slew of aromatic root vegetables give humble pea soup big flavor. …

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Ceramic Sculptures Brilliantly Imitate the Delicate Nature of Sprouting Grass

Ceramics artist Alberto Bustos uses porcelain and stoneware to craft astonishingly organic-looking sculptures of plants. Soft and delicate in appearance, each gently curling tendril is actually a rigid blade carved from clay and fired at high temperatures to produce a hard surface. Layered in dense …

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15 edible plants you can grow in your tiny apartment

Imagine rising with the sun and tending to your crops, all to the beat of morning traffic.<p>While growing plants in a busy city might seem like an …

Dr. Oz Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Diet: Lose 9 Pounds In 2 Weeks Without Exercise

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 rapid weight loss diet helped viewers lose 8 to 20 pounds in 2 weeks.<p>Dr. Oz said his Total 10 rapid weight loss diet helped two …

Dynamic Glass Sculptures of Water, Wind and Fire by Rick Eggert

New York-born artist Rick Eggert creates dynamic glass sculptures of some of the basic elements of nature – water, wind and fire – by assembling individual pieces into groups. Each of his colorful sculptures has a sense of movement, whether that be the powerful curl of a wave or a gentle flickering …

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These Time-Lapses Show How Beauty Retouching is Done for High-End Campaigns

Want to see how the world’s biggest fashion and beauty magazines retouch their photos? Here’s a set of time-lapse videos that show many hours of …

15 Luxury Hotels' In-Room Beauty Amenities

Beauty products to plan your next trip around.<p>There's a lot to look forward to when staying at a hotel—room service, blackout curtains, plush robes, big baths and, if you're lucky, amazing product samples. Here, 15 hotels whose beauty amenities are reason enough to book a trip.

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America's 10 Best Roads To Drive

You don’t put on a 3-piece suit to hit up the local fast food joint. Likewise, you don’t drop dough on a souped up auto only to drive it on confined …

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

The Quiz: You vs. the Maclean's Genius

This week, we tested Maclean’s Genius Peter Dyakowski on everything from the Opposition Leader’s house to People Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive. Can …

Not giving regular feedback? No wonder you’re losing talent

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Many managers today don't relish giving feedback. In the past, …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Maranello smothers the 458 Italia with some very special sauce.<p>We’re of the mind that all Ferraris are <i>speciale.</i> Yes, even the California. We take this observation to be self-evident and universal, a fact of life that even Lamborghini owners, Red Bull Racing fans, and Prius drivers accept and …

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously) continues to capture some of the most elegant portraits of fish we’ve seen. His …

Delicately Embroidered Sculptures Mimic the Fragility of Nature

Australian artist Meredith Woolnough (@meredithwoolnough) celebrates the beauty of nature in her stunning embroidery works. She uses a special sewing process to convey the intricate details of nature through delicate sculptures. “I work with a unique technique that allows me to create embroidered …

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